IE was 284 days unsafe in 2006

Posted on Sunday, January 07 2007 @ 13:28:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Washington Post points out that Internet Explorer was unsafe for 284 days last year:
For all its touted security improvements, the release of Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser in November came too late in the year to improve the lot of IE users, who make up roughly 80 percent of the world's online community. For a total 284 days in 2006 (or more than nine months out of the year), exploit code for known, unpatched critical flaws in pre-IE7 versions of the browser was publicly available on the Internet. Likewise, there were at least 98 days last year in which no software fixes from Microsoft were available to fix IE flaws that criminals were actively using to steal personal and financial data from users.